|Title||'1787' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN|
|Service Catalog #||469|
1787 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 21-87C, W-7960, R.6+ -- Obv Scratched -- NGC Details. VF. 111.5 grains. Die alignment: 150?. A respectable circulated example of a very scarce variety, with light brown coloring and mostly smooth surfaces. The obverse scratches are old enough to have mostly faded into the patina. The Vlack 87C reverse was a workhorse die, used with five Machin's Mills obverses and one Vermont obverse (RR-13). The weakness in the legends is partly attributable to the die being in a late state. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15293, realized $1020. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|